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Christian Bale


Christian Charles Philip Bale was born in Pembrokeshire, Wales, UK on January 30, 1974, to English parents Jennifer "Jenny" (James) and David Charles Howard Bale. His mother was a circus performer and his father, who was born in South Africa, was a commercial pilot. The family lived in different countries throughout Bale's childhood, including ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 60 wins & 58 nominations. See more awards »

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 2004 Howl's Moving Castle
Howl (English version, voice)
 1998 All the Little Animals
Bobby Platt
 1997 Metroland
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 1995 Pocahontas
Thomas (voice)
 1989 Henry V
Robin the Luggage-Boy
 1987 Empire of the Sun
Jim
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Played "Thor" in Larry Shue's "The Nerd", Aldwych Theatre, London (1984-5). See more »

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1 Print Biography | 21 Interviews | 29 Articles | 5 Pictorials | 17 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Height:

6' (1.83 m)
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[on filming Batman films during the summer] I'm not really looking forward to wearing a black rubber suit in the summertime in humid Chicago. If you see a pool of sweat through the city, follow it and you will find me. See more »

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In the "Fresh Air with Terry Gross" radio interview first aired June 13, 2005, he admitted to Gross that because Batman is "such an American icon", he had decided not to perform his promotional interviews for the movie Batman Begins (2005) in his natural mixed Welsh/English accent. Instead he spoke to Gross in an almost inflection-less mid-American accent, only revealing his dialectic roots with ... See more »

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Often portrays obsessive and detached or loner characters See more »

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Aquarius

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